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New on 13 December 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have today added a wide range of items, from an unusually nice example of Denmark's first stamp (hint: it is not Scott #1; do you know what it is?) to a very nice selection of dozens of gallery, bargain, and specialized items.

   D.W.I. Political Protest Labels: I have just added a wonderful example of one of the DWI political protest labels. Examples of all three types are available.

   Iceland Stamps: I have added a few interesting Icelandic items.

   Norway Stamps: I have also added a few interesting Norwegian items.

   U.S. Vending Perforations on Cover: I find these vending machine perforations to be fascinating. In the early 1900s, large mailers were experimenting with postage affixing machines, as well as other experiments with postage vending machines. The stamps for these uses were supplied by the post office, during 1906-1927, in imperforate sheets of 400, to a few companies who then turned them into coils with various types of vending perforations. The Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue has an excellent special section devoted to them. Finding examples on covers is challenging. I have just added a few nice covers that have surprisingly modest prices.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 13 December 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 6 December 2018:

   Great Britain "Penny Red": Complete Plating of 240 stamps from plate #98. Not only is this a somewhat scarce plate number, but this plating consists of all 240 positions from that specific plate. Assembling this probably took decades and probably required examining hundreds of thousands of stamps.

   U.S. Possessions Stamps: Today I have added a range of stamps from the U.S. Administration of Cuba, Guam, and Philippines.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to New South Wales.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 6 December 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 29 November 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: Some early issues, some attractive and scarce blocks at very low prices, plate varieties, tête-bêche pairs (including TB 42, two NH Superb examples of one of the rarest of the gutter-TB pairs).

   WWII-Era Danish Legion Stamps: Little known to most collectors of Denmark is that during WWII, under German occupation, stamps were issued in support of Danish Legion soldiers who were at the Eastern Front, fighting on behalf of the Germans. These stamps are quite scarce (or rare). I have one issue, Mint with certificate, and another set that is also genuine stamps, but to which fake cancellations have been added (and thus at a very low price).

   D.W.I. Covers: A very nice group of covers has just been added. They range from pre-stamp to stampless to stamped with British postage (very inexpensive), and then with DWI stamps. The DWI-stamped items include a rare INVERTED FRAME BISECT COVER and a rare "business papers" postage rate cover. There are also a variety of U.S. Virgin Island covers which are always quite popular.

   Iceland Orlof Overprinted Stamps: Issued to make mandatory payroll savings for vacations, Iceland first overprinted postage stamps. They later issued special-purpose stamps (also available, but only on approval at the moment). Some nice new overprinted postage stamps have just been added.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added some interesting early mint stamps, used plate varieties, nice cancellations, etc.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 29 November 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 15 November 2018:

   Finland Stamps: I have been restocking a wide range of Finnish stamps, from early issues to modern, from NH to Mint Hinged to Used.

   Iceland Stamps: I have also been restocking Icelandic stamps, from early issues to modern, from NH to Mint Hinged to Used.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a very nice Scot #67 (there are now two to choose from).

   U.S. Stamps: Early sheets and extremely fine centered 1930s issues have been added.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to Afars & Issas, Afghanistan, Aitutaki, Albania, Alexandretta, Algeria, and Antigua.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 15 November 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 8 November 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have been restocking a wide range of Danish stamps, from early issues to modern, from NH to Mint Hinged to Used.

   Norway Stamps: I have also recently added some very nice one-of-a-kind Norwegian stamps.

   U.S. Postage Due Stamps: Back in the day, large companies paid for their business reply mail with full sheets of postage due stamps. I have added some very inexpensive and fun examples of full sheets.

   U.S. Maximum Cards: For some reason, there are not very many U.S. maximum cards compared to lots of other countries. Colorano (an FDC maker) prepared some maximum cards back in the 1960s-1970s that are very seldom offered. I have just a few from 1966-1973.

   U.S. Dollar Value First Day Covers: Linn's columnist Chad Snee has a very interesting column called Dollar Signs; it is about U.S. dollar-value stamp issues and their uses. It has always caught my interest, but since I can't collect what I sell, I like to put fun items on the website. Today I have added a group of nice dollar value first day covers.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 8 November 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 1 November 2018:

   Aland Covers: I have just added a nice group of Åland covers ranging from 1891 to 1951.

   Faroe Cancellations: A nice group ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s has just been added.

   Finland Animal Welfare Charity Seals: I do not know when the world's earliest animal welfare charity seal was issued, but Finland's 1906 issue has to be one of the earlier ones; though I am not a student of the animal welfare subject, I don't know of any earlier seals. I have just added examples of both of the 1906 seals. In addition to being early and scarce, these 1906 seals have a wonderful design.

   U.S. Duck Stamps - Lower Brule Sious Tribe: I have just added an attractive group of these tribal stamps. Though they happen to look great, they are not "philatelic" -- they are "real" duck stamps that had a purpose.

   Heligoland: I have just added a nice grouping of reprints of these classic stamps. Most such reprints of Heligoland are quite old (not modern) and are a fascinating challenge to collect in their own right.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 1 November 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 25 October 2018:

   D.W.I. Covers: I have added some very interesting and attractive pre-stamp, stampless, and stamped covers.

   A variety of nice items have been added to Denmark Stamps and Denmark Covers.

   Finland Covers: I have just added a wonderful "cork" cancel cover, a very nice Zeppelin card, and a wonderful #M9 (1983 overprint on 1963 military stamp) cover.

   Greenland Covers: Scott #227 solo use on cover (one of the overprinted Queen stamps) might not seem like a scarce item, but have you ever seen one before? There are also some other very unusual items added.

   Iceland Stamps: A beautiful mint Scott #6 [4 sk perf 12.5] has just been added.

   Norway Stamps: I have added a #1 DOUBLE FOOT variety with certificate.

   Norway Covers: I have just added a remarkably low-priced Norway #1 on cover, as well as a 1906 rare destination post card from the Norwegian Arctic to Uruguay! Plus there are some nice WWII-era censored covers.

   Sweden Stamps: There are some very nice new and recently added Swedish stamps. Included are a beautiful used St. Bridget stamp (seldom seen in such nice quality), wonderful mint postage dues, and great 1920s Lions.

   Ryukyu Islands Stamps: I have added a section for the RYUKYU ISLANDS. Many American service members are perhaps all too familiar with the Ryukyus, but these Japanese islands also have beautiful stamps issued under American administration.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 25 October 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 16 October 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: A variety of interesting items have been added including used examples of the scarce Scott #55a, 58a & 60a, and Q11. Also a Danish advertising booklet pane that I have not had in used for many years.

   Finland Stamps: Some interesting new items have been added.

   Greenland Stamps: A nice Village Cancellation on Pakke-Porto stamp with a plate variety, and quite a few other interesting items have been added.

   Iceland Stamps: Several nice new items and many other recently-added items.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added more early Norway stamps in very nice quality, including the rare "short LL" variety on a properly used Scott #17.

   Sweden Stamps: There are some very nice new and recently added.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 16 October 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 4 October 2018:

   Finland Stamps: I have been generally restocking Finland, but also ran into an unusual straight-line railway station cancellation on one of the 1875 issues.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a nice range of earlier Norway stamps in very nice quality. For example Scott #68 Mint (one of the last stamps still needed for many collections) and 1890-1910 issues with nice cancellations, etc.

   I have added many items to various U.S. Possessions, including: Guam Stamps, Hawaii Stamps, and Philippines Stamps (Spanish, U.S. Administration, and Republic).

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 4 October 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 20 September 2018:

   Aland Postally Used: I have just restocked the Aland stockbooks and was able to add quite a few POSTALLY USED stamps, including some that I had never before been able to offer in postally used.

   Denmark Advertising Booklet: Some of the most unusual and attractive of the Danish advertising panes/pairs are the KKKK (which refers to the København Coal and Coke Company) issues with their wonderful graphics. I have just added a really nice example of the complete booklet that contains all the panes of this great issue.

   Faroe #1 on Cover: I have just added a Faroe #1 on a typical cover that, due to quality issues with the envelope, is priced the same as a used single stamp with this great centering.

   North Ingermanland Covers: As you probably know, if you collect this corner of the Nordic world, covers from North Ingermanland are seldom offered. I have one available now.

   Norway Early Booklet Stamps: The first few booklets issued by Norway consisted of panes that had straight edges at left and right, and at one end -- just like most early U.S. booklet panes. In the Scandinavian countries -- unlike in the U.S., the straight-edged stamps are considered to be different stamps, with their own designations. The "B" designation after the number indicates a stamp with straight edge on one side, while the "D" designation is for a corner-cut stamp from the end of the pane farthest from the binding margin. I have just added several wonderful USED pairs and a complete USED pane (!!!) of these early and seldom-seen issues.

   Canal Zone Stamps: I have just added an impressive group of Canal Zone stamps to an already impressive range of listings. The result is, well, impressive!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 20 September 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 11 September 2018:

   Denmak Advertising Pairs and Panes: I have just added some attractive items including a couple of advertising panes that are seldom seen in nice used condition. This is a great time to fill in your collection.

   Iceland Stamp Varieties: I have just added some nice plate and overprint varieties, including three examples of a so-called "double engraving" (technically called a re-entry) that while not listed in the catalogs is very obvious and should be listed.

   Iceland Covers: I have just added an early Greenlandic hand-colored picture post card mailed in 1912 from Iceland. Either way it is a scarce card.

   Norway Stamps: A range of early posthorn issues and postage dues have just been added. Both groups include some very unusual colors / varieties in nice quality.

   United States Stamps: I have just added wonderful examples of the $1 and $5 Liberty plate blocks. Not only are these missing from many collections, but often examples in collections are not well centered.

   Canada Stamps: I have just added a very nice looking example of Scott #7, an extremely scarce stamp.

   Mexico Bisect Cover: During the Mexican Revolution there were many disruptions to postal services. Due to stamp supply shortages, bisects were permitted. Of course, philatelists took advantage of the possibilities, but there was also legitimate mail. This cover, addressed in both Spanish and Chinese (!!!) appears to be properly postally used.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 11 September 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 6 September 2018:

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added some unusually nice and not often seen 1920-1936 Lion issue stamps. Also a scarce postage due stamp in very nice quality. And be sure to see the recently added high-quality and/or specialized semi-postal stamps.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to PRC-China, North Borneo, and Solomon Islands.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 6 September 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 30 August 2018:

   United States Official Stamps: The parade of Official Stamps completes this week with another 117 new items. This group concludes the offering. I strongly suggest taking a serious look at them; there are many stamps here that you may not see (in such attractive quality) for a long time.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 30 August 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 23 August 2018:

   Sweden Semi-Postal Stamps: I have long been meaning to work on the listings for the varieties and watermarks, as well as high-quality examples, of the Swedish semi-postal stamps. I have added the first three stamps; I will be working on adding to these over the coming weeks

   United States Official Stamps: I have now started listing a 1920s collection hoard from the beginning. This first group contains 60 items from #O1 through #O36, missing only four catalog numbers. There is a mix of mint and used stamps for your consideration.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 23 August 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 16 August 2018:

   Danish West Indies Covers: I have just added a very interesting early pre-stamp cover and also a very unusual printed matter rate postal stationery envelope used to Norway.

   Denmark Covers: I have just added a remarkable type of item: A postal stationery wrapper cut-out, overprinted for a stamp show, and used on cover. The overprinting was soon-after banned, but such cut-outs continued to be "legal" for postage.

   Iceland Covers: I have just added an unusual WWII censored cover with one of the Geyser stamps that is quite hard to find on cover.

   Norway Early Stampless Cover: In the early period after stamps were issued, one could still send covers without stamps. However, the majority of the post-1854 stampless mail was Official Mail. Such covers are remarkably inexpensive even though they are up to 160 years old and sometimes have unusual postmarks.

   Norway SPITZBERGEN Local Post Card: I have just added a very attractive 1903 picture post card (artist-signed, scene of Spitzbergen) with a 5 øre Spitzbergen local.

   Slania-Engraved: I have just added a new U.S. Souvenir Page variety that is the first example I had ever seen even though it was issued 26 years ago. I have restocked others and now have in stock all Slania issues for which there were U.S. Souvenir Pages.

   United States Astronaut-Signed Cover: I have just added a James Lovell autographed Apollo 13 launch-date cover. In case you don't recall, the Apollo 13 mission ran into serious trouble and lost virtually all of the on-board oxygen in addition to losing the ability to generate oxygen. The mission had to be aborted, sling-shotting around the Moon to successfully make it back to Earth before running completely out of oxygen.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to Gibraltar and Liechtenstein.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 16 August 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 2 August 2018:

   Denmark Advertising Pairs: I have just added several Advertising Pairs. These pairs, on which the post office sold advertising, are very interesting and a "rarity" in philately.

   Denmark Airmail Cover: This 1932 cover, actually a card, has it all: One of the stamps is an AFA-listed plate variety, it was used for airmail from a stamp show with a very unusual (for Denmark) type of postmark, and the card is quite unusual itself.

   Faroe Stamps: This week I added more of the 1940s WWII-era overprints, including very attractive examples of #5 and #6, as well as others.

   Finland Cover: I guess I am fascinated by uses of Scott #B1, the first semi-postal stamp. I have just added one that I would never had expected to see: A 1923 second weight class Express cover bearing both a single and a block.

   Greenland Stamps: I have just added a wonderful NH Scott #Q7a, a stamp missing from most Mint/NH collections.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added a wonderful example of Scott #13a (first printing of the 20 aur Violet) in genuinely used condition.

   Iceland Covers: For some reason I am fascinated with Icelandic Express Mail coves; probably just because there are not many to be had. I have just added another nice example.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added nice mint examples of the two paper/gum types of the 7 skilling Posthorn stamps AND unusual NH and Used (!!) blocks of one of the early Posthorn issues.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a very attractive, but very reasonably priced example of NUMBER ONE. It has incredible color! I have also added a lot of three 1920s 30 öre Lion stamps include a FULL CYLINDER NUMBER and a LARGE POSITION DOT.

   U.S. Stamps: This week I have added a varied group of items including unusual blocks and plate blocks, another U.S. NUMBER ONE, and a very scarce "plate block" of the Sylvester & Tweety Bird souvenir sheet (which can only come from a press sheet).

   U.S. Covers: From an estate I offer a group of very interesting covers and items related to a U.S. Marine ca.1959. There is also a PREXIE $5.00 COOLIDGE ON A PARCEL POST TAG -- this is an extremely scarce item, quite different from the more "commonly" seen "bank tag".

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 2 August 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 26 July 2018:

   Norway Early Rare First Day Covers: I am breaking down a remarkable collection of early, rare FDCs and the scarce definitive issue FDCs. Today I start with a dozen items, with a sampling of a) the earliest items; b) the tail end of the early 1960s definitives that are scarce; and c) early semi-postals and airmails, including the first airmail stamp.

   U.S. Stamps: This week I have added an eye-opening range of mint blocks, ranging from Columbians in blocks to 1920s and early 1930s in blocks and plate blocks. There are some very nice (and unusual) items here.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 26 July 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 19 July 2018:

   Faroe Stamps: I have just added a nice range of Faroe items, including the 1919 Scott #1 (mint) and the Faroe Bisect and ranging through the WWII-era British-Occupation Overprints (mint, used, covers, etc.) There are quite a few very nice items.

   U.S. Stamps: This week I have added 60+ 1920-1930s stamps with very nice examples of early commemoratives, wonderful-quality definitives, early mint airmails, Kansas and Nebraska overprints, and more.

   Stamp Mounts: I have just added some BLACK Showgard-type mounts to the website.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 19 July 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 12 July 2018:

   U.S. Stamps: This week I have added many examples of U.S. #1 and #2, and also other classics ranging from a #9X1 to 1869 issues, to Columbians with dollar values. Also this week are several new mint U.S. ZEPPELIN stamps.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 12 July 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 5 July 2018:

   Norway Stamps: I have added a few new items including a very nice Scott #28 with unusually strong color.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added more nice singles stamps, including a very scarce KPV watermark and a "beehive" postmark.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a big group of 1869-1880s stamps, in both mint and used. Also some very attractive Zeppelin stamps.

   Confederate States Stamps: I have added a nice range.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 5 July 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 28 June 2018:

   Denmark Plate Varieties: Some interesting items have just been added to the website.

   Iceland Stamps: I have added a few new items this week and there are still some great items added last from the 1930 Parliament (Althing) set, Scott #152-166.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a few nice singles stamps

   U.S. Duck Stamps (2 pages): I have just added about 80 new items in the Federal Duck Stamp section, from #RW1 all the way through the later self-adhesive souvenir sheets, and even some artist-signed souvenir sheets.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 28 June 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 21 June 2018:

   D.W.I. Stamps and D.W.I. Covers: I have just added some very attractive stamps and also a couple very unusual DWI-transit covers, including one to Mexico that they managed to eventually deliver even without the town name!

   Iceland Stamps: There are about 75 (!!) new items from the 1930 Parliament (Althing) set, Scott #152-166. These range from almost ALL stamps of the set as various NH, Mint Hinged, and Used examples in TOP QUALITY, as well as some Bargains examples of the scarcer stamps.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a few nice singles, blocks, plate varieties, etc.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added ANOTHER very fresh & attractive range of Washington-Franklin stamps, this time from 1917 to the end of the W-F era. Following those are many new really nice examples of 1922-1931 Fourth Bureau issues, including Kansas and Nebraska overprints. There are both NH and Mint Hinged stamps. Again, the common thread that connects these is the freshness and brilliant colors.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 21 June 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 14 June 2018:

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a very fresh & attractive range of Washington-Franklin stamps, both NH and Mint Hinged. The common thread that connects these is the freshness and brilliant colors.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 14 June 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 7 June 2018:

   D.W.I. Political Protest Labels: When the sale by Denmark of the DWI (Virgin Islands) to the U.S. was being considered, a few political labels were issued, mostly to protest the sale. I have just added to the website multiple examples of the scarcer protest label.

   Denmark Stamps: A great POSTFÆRGE overprint 4-block has just been added to the website.

   Finland Stamps: An attractive, but inexpensive mint example of one of the early "Serpentines" has just been added.

   Greenland Postal Savings Stamps: Virtually all Greenland collectors know about the Pakke-Porto (parcel post) "Bears", but few know that they were sometimes used as savings stamps in the national savings system operated by the post office (which was an arm of the KGH, the Royal Greenland Trading Company). Such stamps were often canceled with the special "Avane" (and number) postmark. What is even less known is that special purpose postal savings stamps were also issued. They are the same general size and format of the Pakke-Porto stamps. Two values are known, and one of them in two shades (which I seem to have been the first to report into the literature). These were canceled with the same types of postmarks that were used on the Pakke-Porto stamps. I have just added used examples of both values.

   Greenland Semi-Official Dafila and Faborg Booklets: As the result of a recent purchase, I have "discovered" (I am not aware of any other listings in the literature) TWO MORE MOUNTING VARIETIES and have been able to add to stock two other scarce varieties that had been out of stock for a long time.

   Iceland Christmas Seals (10 pages): I have just restocked most of the earliest National (Thorvaldsen Society / TB) seals, with most in stock in NH condition (scarce on these). If you collect Iceland and have not seen their beautiful Christmas seals, they are certainly worth a look.

   U.S. Covers: New this week are two interesting covers: A #1 that has been added to a stampless cover (but is priced very, very low even just for the plain stamp) and a Presidential MOURNING cover with contents.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to Algeria and Ireland (5 pages).

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 7 June 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 24 May 2018:

   DWI Stamps: I have been restocking various DWI stamp issues.

   Finland Stamps: I have also been working on restocking various eras of Finnish stamps, though I do have much more yet to do.

   Iceland Stamps: I have been restocking in early issues, middle period, and back-of-book, including both mint and used stamps.

   U.S. Stamps: This week I continued adding new items, focusing on 1923-1938. Starting with the very scarcer "coil waste" stamps and through the Perf 10 issues, all the way to the Prexies.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 24 May 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 10 May 2018:

   Book: Postal Rates in Iceland 1870-2009, Second (2017) Edition The primary reference for Icelandic postal rates. Significantly UPDATED. Entirely in English and with 229 pages and color illustrations. A monumental work including the local, domestic, Nordic, European, and world rates; parcel rates, special services, etc. Due to newly obtained information still in preparation, the worldwide parcel rates only extend up to WWII (thus for now, keep your old edition for the later world parcel rates). The rate tables are easy to understand and use; the air tables include both the supplemental air rate information and the total of the air and the surface components.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a nice range of Mint U.S. Stamps in the Scott #551-573 range. There are both NH and Hinged stamps offered, with a range of centering.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 10 May 2018 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!


New on 3 May 2018:

   Faroe Machine Stamps: I am finally able to offer a new denomination type and underlying stamp printing for Faroe's first issue of machine stamps. I have also updated and expanded my listings of the stamps and the FDCs of the stamps.

   Greenland Inverted Overprints: I have just added three values of the 1945 overprinted set with inverted overprints, two NH and one lightly hinged. All have certificates of course. I have also just added the 1996 Queen with inverted overprint, with a certificate and a signed statement from the discoverer.

   Greenland Semi-Official Booklets: In addition to all the individual booklets, plus some varieties, I can offer the complete set of 16 booklets at a great price!

   Iceland Stamps: I have restocked Scott #152-166, the 1930 Parliament set (in NH, Mint Hinged, and Used), including a nice range of the scarce high denomination stamps, #162-166.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a very attractive Scott #41, the 12 øre green Unshaded Posthorn. This stamp is often seen damaged or repaired because of the type of mail it was used on. However this example is not only extremely well centered, it is completely without any defects and in excellent quality.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a nice range of Mint U.S. Stamps in the Scott #231-336 range.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 26 April 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: New additions include a beautifully centered NH example of the key airmail stamp, Scott #C5; and an outstanding example of the very scarce Scott #O4 (4 skilling Official, perf 12.5), with certificate

   Danish West Indies - U.S. Virgin Islands Transition Cover: There are not many (affordable) opportunities for the stamps of two countries to be used on a Scandinavian-related cover, but here is one for a very modest price. When Denmark sold the DWI to the U.S., the stamps of both countries were valid in DWI for a period of time and could also be used in combination.

   Faroe Number One: I have just added a very attractive Faroe #1 (the 1919 2-on-5 surcharge) with wonderful centering and nice appearance. It has a really great price because it has a pulled perf and a couple other shorter perfs, though it really looks nice. It is accompanied by my Jay Smith color certificate with lifetime (my life) guarantee.

   Finland Stamps: In addition to general restocking, I have added to the website very nice Used VF and F-VF examples of Scott #69. This stamp is quite hard to find so it is unusual to have them in stock long enough to put the on the website.

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a great example of the only bi-colored Swedish semi-postal stamp (Scott #B21) and a beautiful but inexpensive example of Scott #LX1. The latter started out as being an officially issued local post stamp, but eventually became valid for broader postage use. Additionally it started out as a skilling currency stamp and ended up as an öre currency stamp but is one of the older non-denominated stamps one can obtain.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added a great range of mint "First Bureau" (with triangles) stamps, both unwatermarked and watermarked.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to Italy Aegean Islands, North Borneo and Northern Rhodesia.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 19 April 2018:

   Norgeskatalogen 2018: The catalog for Norwegian specialists; now issued every other year. 2018 is much improved with pricing now for VF and many changes. FULL COLOR, English text in many important sections and English word list. NEW article (text in Norwegian) on identifying 20 mm types. Detailed info on printings, esp 20 mm and Central/Knudsen, varieties, new printings of modern issues, POSTHORN PRINTINGS and TYPES IDENTIFICATION; largest known units; 1997-2017 date blocks, official perfins, POSTMARK FORGERIES, machine stamps, booklets, coils, personalized stamps, souvenir cards, packs, postal rates 1877-2017. SPECIAL: TWO-RING/BRIDGE TYPE CANCELLATIONS 1936-1943 CATALOGING WITH RARITY FACTORS (inc rail & ship), NOT in "Postal". Superb catalog!

   Norgeskatalogen "POSTAL II" Cancellations / Postal History: Catalog / Handbook. The second (2014) & enlarged edition of an incredible new catalog / handbook. Pre-stamp postmarks 1845-1855; early single-ring town cancels, 3-ring cancels; 2-ring town cancels 1880-1931; 3-ring cancels after 1883; crown & posthorn cancels (many ships); Post i Butikk (cancels of post offices in stores 2001-2014; bridge cancels (various types) 1889-1936, COVER REGISTER 1855-1909 WITH PRICING by rate, franking, destination!; Postal rates 1877-2014; ship & railway cancels in various sections; etc. CONTENTS VARIES IN EACH EDITION -- YOU WILL WANT EVERY EDITION! A wonderful resource that is an absolute must-have for every collector or Norway covers and cancellations.

   Worldwide Stamps: This week I have added stamps to Afghanistan and Barbuda.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 12 April 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have again been working on Denmark, this time two areas: 1) The 1912 & 1915 5 kr Post Office issues, Scott #82 & 135; and 2) the 1912, 1915, and 1918 surcharges (overprints) in NH, Mint Hinged, and Used. These include Scott #79-81, #136-137, and #138-154. There is a broad range of quality, from Superb to hidden faults, at appropriate prices.

   United States Stamps: This week I have added an eclectic group of items such as: 1932 Washington Bicentennial plate blocks containing Scott-listed plate varieties; the lowest-price White Plains souvenir sheet I have ever offered; a great set of Overrun Countries plate blocks (they include Denmark and Norway); Coil Misperforations, etc.

   India Stamps: Many stamps have just been added, from 1854 to modern issues, including several very scarce stamps and an extremely scarce Official overprinted stamp.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 5 April 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just restocked Mint and Used stamps in the Christian X (Scott #97-131) series.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just restocked many stamps in the Christian X issues, with two different designs of the portrait, plus Official stamps for government use, ran from 1 eyr through 10 kr and thus provided denominations for every conceivable postal purpose. The stamps are colorful and fun to collect. First Design, Second Design, and Officials.

   Instanta Perforation Gauge: Made by the venerated Stanley Gibbons firm, this perforation gauge has been hard to get for a couple of years, perhaps due to the firm's major reorganization. Since the long-term future of the SG firm is not at all clear, I suggest obtaining this gauge now while you can!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 29 March 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added a wonderful used Denmark Scott #10 [the 1863 16 skilling rouletted issue] that is a real stunner. Also a Scott #56 overprint variety, and some other nice items.

   Denmark Plate Blocks: I have just added a really attractive group of the Christian X design, all either bicolors or overprints, "classic era" plate blocks.

   Denmark Nazi-Party Christmas Seals: That title certainly sounds a bit odd, but yes they did issue Christmas seals. Only one item is currently available (I am always interested in buying these), but this page does show images of the other designs

   Denmark Railway Locomotive Personnel Christmas Seals: Issued as a "Help Fund" for injured personnel or the families of deceased personnel, starting in 1914 and running through 1957. The design remained the same for the entire 44 years, printed in a stunning array of colors which changed annually. Perforations and paper changed a couple of times over their run, but the format and sheet size (9) remained the same. For the first time in many years I have obtained a few more examples, including some of which I have only previously (in 45 years) had one or two examples and one which is the first I have ever had. I can even offer a couple of the very scarce sheets.

   Denmark Test Stamp: I have added an early ca.1933-1936 test stamp, engraved by Johannes Britze who engraved all the Danish (engraved) postage stamps from 1933 to 1944. It was apparently created to test inks being considered for the new engraved stamps. This is a rare one, with only a few examples known outside the Postal Museum.

   Finland Covers: I have just added a 1937 Sailing Ships Red Cross semi-postal (Scott #B24-6) second day cover that is priced at $39 instead of the $1000 (!!) that a first day cover would fetch.

   Polar Submarine Cover: If you have not read about the 1931 Wilkins-Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition, it is worth learning more about it. Explorer Wilkins was supported by wealthy Ellsworth on this quest, but still tried to raise funds by selling covers that were carried on the expedition. Covers exist from various legs of the journey even though the expedition ended in disaster.

   Confederate States of America: In the 1950s a prominent stamp dealer created clearly-labeled facsimiles of CSA stamps that were sold for a nominal amount simply to make available images of stamps so that under-funded collectors could have something to put in their albums. Sometime in the last 20 (??) years, crude reproductions of those facsimiles were made. I just obtained some full sheets of the reproductions from a stamp dealer (not from the creator of them) and offer them for reference purposes at a nominal price to cover the handling cost. The groups consist of 12 different sheets of 25 stamps each, thus 300 stamps total... for $10 (plus p/h on small orders and overseas orders). I do not condone the creation of such material, but once created it is important that reference collections of fakes & forgeries include examples of them so as to educate and protect future collectors.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 22 March 2018:

   United States Stamps: This week I have added another strong group of Washington-Franklin issues and also an interesting range of items that, for lack of a better reason, are "fun stuff" that simply appealed to me: Attractive used Washington-Franklin blocks, used Lindbergh airmail booklet pane, National Parks imperforate "line" blocks, misperforations, airmail coil showing plate number, etc.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 15 March 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: The airmails section has been restocked and updated with the early issues and the later issues, in a wide range of condition and quality.

   Faroe Stamps: This week a Never Hinged Superb example of Scott #5 (the 50-on-5 WWII-era overprint) has been added.

   Finland Stamps: I have just added a nice example of a 1950 magazine wrapper sent to the U.S. that survived the grounding of the "s/s BORE I" ship that was carrying it from Finland to Sweden for onward transit to the U.S.

   Sweden Stamps: New items this week include a very attractive Scott #14 with light cancel and the "1855 perforations"; an official stamp bearing a terrific strike of the experimental "beehive" cancellation; and mint examples all six high-values of the 1924 UPU Congress and UPU Anniversary sets, priced very low due to minor gum aging.

   United States Stamps: This week I have added another strong group of Washington-Franklin issues covering a range of catalog numbers that I have not refreshed in a while.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 8 March 2018:

   Danish West Indies Stamps: New items include a very nice Used "Harbor" set on pieces, but priced as just normal used stamps.

   Denmark Stamps: New items include a very nice Used example of Scott #1 with certificate, well-centered Mint examples of the scarce 1919 overprints and also a fabulous Used Scott #Q3.

   Faroe Stamps: A nice group of the WWII overprints, including both Used and NH, have been added.

   Finland Stamps: A nice Used example of the scarce Scott #69 has just been added.

   Greenland Stamps: New items are represented by beautiful NH blocks of the first issue, NH plate blocks of the 1956 overprints, and great examples of Pakke-Portos including #Q5 THICK PAPER Mint and #Q10 Used with proper cancellation.

   Iceland Stamps: There is a beautiful example of Official stamp Scott #O2 with a very nice and scarce cancellation, a very nice proof of the triangular 1930 airmail stamp, and a scarce overprint variety.

   Norway Covers: Early (1880s) mail from Norway to the new Norwegian-Americans in the rural Midwest is scarce; most of it did not survive the difficult conditions in which the recipients often lived. I have just added a very attractive example that happens to be franked with the solo use of one of the scarcest stamps of the time period.

   Sweden Stamps: New items include an unusually nice NH example of the scarce watermarked UPU stamp Scott #228 and a super-nice NH example of Scott #B10 (quite scarce well centered).

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 25 January 2018:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added the sought after Scott #22 in great quality; coil-combination pairs including with the Pearl Gray 3 øre Wavy-Line stamp issue (the only source for this scarce color); scarcer Bicolors in nice quality; and a scarce early Essay.

   Iceland Stamps: Several new items added including the rare Scott #6 (4 skilling, perforation 12.5).

   Norway Stamps: A very nice set of the WWII-era Official Nazi "Sun Cross" stamps, in NH 4-blocks, has been added.

   Sweden Stamps: One of the most challenging Swedish stamps that is not a "rarity" is Scott #161, the 60 öre Crown & Posthorn with Wavy-Line Watermark. I have just added a Superb-Jumbo example that comes from the edge of the paper roll with an enormous "wing margin". I have never had such an example.

   Latvia Map Sheet: Following WWI, Latvia was still a very turbulent place, with continuing armed conflict. Their first stamp issue was printed under very difficult circumstances; they had little paper and the printing plant (and the stamps) had to be evacuated at least once due to enemy action. To overcome the lack of paper, Latvia's first stamp issue was printed on the BACK OF WWI-ERA GERMAN MILITARY MAPS. There were 60-some different maps utilized and two different printing plates for the stamps. Latvia #1 (imperforate) and #2 (perforated) were printed in this manner. This is one of the most unusual and fascinating philatelic subjects.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 11 January 2018:

   United States Stamps: There are some very pretty early stamps just added including a super-nice Mint (nearly NH) #216. Also a 90-cent #218 Used that is unusually attractive.

   AFA Denmark 2018 Catalog The primary annual catalog used in Denmark. Lists all Danish, DWI, Faroe, Slesvig, and Greenland stamps with COLOR illustrations throughout. Includes FDCs, booklets, most major varieties, advertising pairs, coil combination pairs, machine stamps, reprints, Christmas seals, etc. Also prices postally used covers up to 1996. If you collect Denmark (and/or Faroe, DWI, or Greenland), you will enjoy this catalog. Special in this edition: 3-Ring Numeral Cancel town listing.

   The Ugly Duckling: Hans Christian Andersen and Danish Stamps (Bundgaard, 2005) A fascinating, well-illustrated, COMPLETELY IN ENGLISH 61-page book dedicated to the HCA stamp (and postal stationery) designs of Denmark. Very readable and very interesting -- just in the first minute I learned of a major stamp variety of which I was unaware! From essays to printing to the booklets, use on covers, the Flying Trunk postal stationery, and the modern stamp issues, this covers it all. Warning: This book may cause a sudden urge to collect HCA stamps.

   By Mörck (Nordstrøm, 2016) A wonderful new book about the work of STAMP ENGRAVER, artist, and lover of life, Martin Mörck (Morck). Engraving stamps since the 1970s, Mörck has built up an impressive resume of Scandinavian stamps and also from many other countries. Though each artist is their own person, I believe I can see Slania's influence in some of Mörck's work. This 250+ page hardbound book is COMPLETELY IN ENGLISH, packed with super-high quality illustrations, and very interesting and wide-ranging text. Whether you appreciate the artistic quality of stamps or wonderful stamp engraving, you will greatly enjoy this book.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 14 December 2017:

   Norway Stamps: Scott #218 (the WWII-era 50 øre V-overprint with watermark) is one of Norway's most sought-after stamps. I have just added a wonderful NH VF example accompanied by a certificate.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added, including a nearly-new hingeless collections of Faroe and of Greenland.

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New on 7 December 2017:

   Finland Stamps: I have added some attractive 1895 "3-Numeral" mint stamps including some interesting color shades.

   Greenland Stamps: More nice older Greenland has just been added.

   Iceland Stamps: An extremely nice, scarce NH Official stamp (#O46) has just been added.

   Slesvig Stamps: I "pulled a thread" and ended up restocking Slesvig stamps, adding more Slesvig town cancels, and a range of Slesvig covers, patriotic post cards, and ephemera such as letter seals and patriotic & advertising labels.

   Slania-engraved France: I have just added a couple nice proofs and imperforates to the FRENCH SLANIA page.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 30 November 2017:

   FACIT 2018 Catalogs have arrived!

   Denmark Stamps: This week several nice new items have been added, ranging from Superb early-1900s mint stamps to unusual plate varieties, including a Slania-engraved variety.

   Greenland Stamps: This week a strong group of the Q-number Pakke-Porto (parcel post) "Polar Bear" stamps have been added, including varieties and nice village cancellations.

   Iceland Covers: I have just added a page just for Iceland EXPRES(S) COVERS. While expres (or express in English) covers from any of the Scandinavian countries are unusual to scarce, they are quite scarce from Iceland.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added some interesting U.S. stamps, including Ducks, Savings Stamps, and more. There is also a nice range of recently added Confederate (CSA) Stamps.

   Netherlands Stamps and Covers: I have just added a couple early Netherlands covers, 1822 pre-stamp, and 1852 first issue. There is also a nice range of stamps.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 16 November 2017:

   Denmark Stamps and Covers: This week there is a superb example of an early and very scarce 3-RING-MUTE POSTMARK used on Danish stamps in one town in the Schleswig-Holstein area. Also, a nice group of beautiful SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS. There is also an interesting group of WWI censored covers from Austria to the Danish Red Cross.

   Finland Stamps and Covers: This week there is an interesting group of VAASA issue stamps, including with significantly dated postmarks. There is also a very scarce Facit-listed paper variety on an airmail stamp; and some bus-parcel stamps with normal-use postmarks that are not often seen. Also, an interesting "one of everything" cover.

   Norway Stamps and Artworkand Covers: A RARE, HISTORICAL NORWEGIAN CANCELLATION that relates to the development of nuclear weapons and how Hitler could have potentially won the war. ORIGINAL STAMP ARTWORK, not just of any stamp, but of a stamp for a leading proponent of the use of the Nynorsk [New Norwegian] (Landsmål) language. And also added, WWII NORWEGIAN ARMY IN EXILE COVERS.

   Some scarcer items in unusually nice quality have been added to Sweden Stamps.

   Slania-engraved Monaco: This week I have added a couple nice proofs of Slania-engraved Monaco airmail stamps.

   Liechtenstein Stamps: I have just added a very impressive range of mint (both NH and Hinged) examples of many of the scarcest stamps of this interesting country. For example, there is a beautiful VADUZ souvenir sheet, along with several other souvenir sheets. Over $7000 of catalog value in just 30 items!

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 9 November 2017:

   Finland Stamps: This week I have added a nice range from the Swastika and Posthorn watermarked "M-17" Saarinen Lion issues. These include both canceled examples of some scarcer high values, and mint and used watermark varieties (inverted, reversed, etc.) of both watermarks.

   Greenland Stamps: I have just added a nice group of Superb-centered 1945 "American" Issue stamps (with and without overprints, Scott #10-18, #19-27, and #22a-27a). There are also a few new items in the Bargains section a great prices.

   A few nice individual NH stamps have been added to Danish West Indies, Denmark, and Sweden.

   U.S. Duck Stamps: Many new items added. They range from NH Superb to Mint lightly hinged to Used with very neat small signatures. There are also some "Wounded Ducks" at very low prices.

   Confederate States of America: I have just put on the website a broad range of new items from several collections. They range widely, from #1 onward, with many mint and used, including interesting color shades and some varieties. There are even a couple group lots of "Wounded Confederates" at very low prices.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 2 November 2017:

   U.S. Stamps: This week I have added a nice group of Scott #C13-C15, the ZEPPELIN stamps. There is a range of quality, including some nice looking items with "issues", offered at super-low prices. I also added more examples of the famous WHITE PLAINS SOUVENIR SHEET, Scott #630. There is an excellent range for every taste and budget.

   Several worldwide countries have been added to recently, including Egypt, Hong Kong (six pages), Tonga, Trinidad, and Trinidad and Tobago.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 26 October 2017:

   Denmark Stamps: I have been working on restocking all time periods of the Danish listings, in NH, Mint Hinged, and Used. There are a lot of very useful stamps listed that are worth a look if you are trying to fill in your Danish collection.

   Finland Stamps: I have also been restocking all time periods of the Finnish listings, in NH, Mint Hinged, and Used. There are a lot of very useful stamps listed that are worth a look if you are trying to fill in your Finnish collection.

   U.S. Early Commemorative Stamps and Washington-Franklin Stamps: This week I have added a super group of the 1904-1907 early commemoratives, and the later part of the Washington-Franklin issues, with many in really outstanding quality. As you probably know, most of these early commemoratives were closely placed on the printing plate, thus have very small margins; they are also usually poorly centered. For some it can be a real challenge just finding an example for which the perforations do not cut the design. I think you will be impressed with this group.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 19 October 2017:

   Greenland "Wrong Color" Overprint Stamps: I have today added a nicely centered group of NH "wrong color" overprints of the 1945 "American Issue", the 'a' numbers in the Scott #19-25 set. There are also many of the normal-color overprints in NH, Mint Hinged, and even some Used.

   U.S. Classic Stamps: I have now added a really nice group of 33 classic 1847-1873 U.S. stamps, ALL WITH CERTIFICATES, including quite a few stamps that are seldom offered (especially at such reasonable prices).

   U.S. Duck Stamps (several pages): I have just added a very nice group of about 30 Federal "Ducks", from early issues to recent, from NH to Lightly Hinged to Used. These are mostly numbers that I had sold out of, so if you have gaps in your collection, be sure to take a look.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 12 October 2017:

   Greenland Pakke-Porto Stamps: I have just added a very nice mint example of the Scott #Q5 THICK PAPER stamp.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added a very interesting range of foreign cancellations on Icelandic stamps. These mostly came from mail carried by or posted on the many Icelandic fishing boats that offloaded their catch in Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, etc. This group includes some really unusual items. I have also added a range of other cancellation types, plate varieties, and also printings of and cancellations on the scarce first 20 aur Official stamp ... including a rare Danish parcel post cancellation on this scarce stamp.

   Malayan States Stamps: I have just added a tremendous range of stamps, starting with Federation issues, and then each State. There are a lot of the "middle values" that are often missing from collections.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 28 September 2017:

   Iceland Airmail Stamps: (3 pages) I have just restocked this section and have added some very nice one-of-a-kind items.

   Sweden Stamps: THE ENGRAVED OSCAR ISSUES (Scott #56-65, 75-76): I have just added a really nice group of NH singles, including some very scarce color varieties. Also some unusual inverted watermarks and top quality stamps, mint and used.

   U.S. Hawaii Stamps: I have a really nice range of mint and used stamps covering nearly the entire spectrum.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 21 September 2017:

   Denmark Stamps: I have just added a wonderful NH Scott #Q10, and a beautiful example of the Scott #87 PEARL GRAY in a combination coil pair (the only source for this stamp), as well as many other attractive stamps.

   Greenland Stamps: Many modern issues have been stocked in mint hinged condition (about 20% less cost than NH).

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added some very nice early plate varieties (including a "retouched hair" on the Double King issue) and several top-notch NH stamps.

   United States Stamps: I have just added a tremendous group of 45 1908-1916 Washington-Franklin and Pan-Pacific Exposition items in the range Scott #333-458. All are either mint hinged or never hinged. 15 HAVE CERTIFICATES (sometimes more than one certificate). The quality and freshness is really outstanding! Included are some of the scarce coils, with certificates of course. If you collect the U.S. issues of this time period, these really deserve your attention.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 7 September 2017:

   Sweden Stamps: I have just added a range of early Swedish stamps. Many are examples with well-centered postmarks, but there are also mint and used color varieties and a scarcer plate variety.

   Slania-Engraved: It is not often that I can offer something engraved by Slania, that is a really unusual postal item, which most collectors have never seen. There is a Monaco aerogram with a non-engraved picture of a Slania Royal Palace engraving that many Slania collectors ARE aware of. However, what about that engraving? That engraving exists (though is rarely offered for sale) as an "art engraving". However, a few years before the aerogram was issued, the post office "issued" an engraved official postal Christmas card that they used to send greetings to various officials, journalists, etc. It is this Christmas card which few people know about and of which I can offer an example.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 31 August 2017:

   Finland Proofs: One of each sheet of some 1930s commemorative and semi-postal stamps were "taken home without authorization" by a worker in the Finnish stamp printing plant. The stamps are essentially proofs (complete except for gumming and perforating), but you could also call them imperforates. I have available three sets Red Cross semi-postals.

   Iceland Stamps: I have just added some interesting Icelandic Officials, including some unusual plate varieties and a NH Scott #O49 with plate number (but priced as a normal single).

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a wonderful mint example of Scott #70a, the early Bluish Green on Yellowish Paper stamp that is rarely offered.

   Several worldwide countries have been added to recently, including Antigua, Ascension, and Bahamas.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 24 August 2017:

    From the estate of a long-time client, a range of interesting and hard-to-find titles have been added to the Philatelic Literature section.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 16 August 2017:

   Denmark Postmarks: I have just added some examples of early Bornholm Island postmarks.

   Norway Stamps: I have just added a nice range of early Norwegian stamps ranging from Superb to Bargains. There are some very pretty items here!

   Sweden Covers: I have just added a range of interesting covers of the 1920s issues. These are the Lions, Crown & Posthorn, and Gustaf Profile issues of the early coil stamps. Also included are UPU Congress and UPU Anniversary stamps on covers. The uses range widely, including several nice express mail items, railways, registered, parcel cards, foreign destinations, etc., and a tiny cover.

   MOUNTS: A substantial selection of new old stock in original sealed packages, at big discounts, Black and Clear.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

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New on 10 August 2017:

   Denmark Locals: I have just added an interesting imperforate issue that is missing even from many advanced local post collections. There is also a local post postal card of which this is the first example I have had in 44 years.

   Finland Stamps: I have just added a really nice Vasa 5 mark stamp (Scott #118) in wonderful quality, among other interesting finds.

   Norway Auto Parcel Stamps: One of the classic designs of a seldom-seen category of stamps has just been added.

   U.S. Stamps: I have just added nearly 100 items from the 1894-1904 decade with a range of NH, Mint Hinged, and Used stamps, in quality ranging from Superb to ‘Bargains'.

   A significant group of new Collection Lots, Albums, and Literature have been added.

   An emailed-only 10 August 2017 E-News has been issued. If you do not receive the E-News, Subscribe now!
 
New Printed Price Lists Available by Postal Mail  
New printed price lists of all -- and only -- the items on the website are available. The printed price lists do not include the illustrations. Due to the amount of work involved, the printed price lists are updated only every few weeks.

There are separate price lists for:

   Each Scandinavian Country:

       Aland
       Danish West Indies
       Denmark (including Slesvig)
       Faroe
       Finland (including Karelia and North Ingermanland)
       Greenland
       Iceland
       Norway (does NOT yet include all "regular" stamps)
       Sweden (does NOT yet include all "regular" stamps)

   Slania-Engraved items (also Greta Garbo)

   United States Stamps (and few covers)
   Worldwide Stamps (and a few covers). Does not include U.S. or Scandinavia.

   Scandinavian Philatelic Literature

Please only request the lists you actually need; they are very expensive to print and mail.

Please read this if you are in the U.S. or Canada or this if you are in another country. Then send an email and please specifically state if you want specific Scandinavian countries, Slania, United States, Worldwide, or Scandinavian philatelic literature price lists. (Repeated non-specific requests will probably be ignored.)

Please note that these lists only include what you see listed on this website and are provided simply as a convenience. If what you are seeking is not shown on the website, then please send your want list rather than just requesting a price list. (If it is not on the website, it won't be in the price list.) Clients who send want lists always have access to the freshest stock and new items as they come in.

For U.S. and Canadian Clients...
The first copy of printed price lists will be sent to U.S. and Canadian clients at no charge. Further updates can be sent, upon request, at no charge to those clients actively making purchases or who send want lists. Otherwise there may be a postage charge for further updates -- these lists cost several dollars each to print and mail.

For Overseas Clients...
Unfortunately, due to the large number of requests received from overseas people who seem to just collect "free price lists" -- and because a) all the information the lists contain is on this website and b) the overseas airmail postage cost is very high -- there will be a MINIMUM $10 shipping charge (payable by MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, cash, US$ check, etc.) for price lists sent to overseas addresses. A matching-amount credit voucher will be included with the price lists and will be valid only on purchases (totaling) at least five times the amount of the credit. Example: If the shipping cost is $10, you will receive a $10 credit which will be valid on a purchase of $50 or more.

Please email to inform me of the desired price lists and to learn the shipping cost for them. I will need to know exactly which price lists you wish to receive and I will need to know your COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS.

Once you have been informed of the shipping cost and if you wish to proceed....

To send shipping cost payment by PayPal, use the email address "paypal@JaySmith.com", use a subject of "Price List Shipping Payment" and be sure to indicate again the price lists you desire and include your complete postal address.

To send your MasterCard or Visa number, please use my secure payment website. For your security, never put a credit card number in a normal email!

To send a US$ check or cash (at your own risk), please see my postal address information.
 
New Resource Articles  
   Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Ultraviolet Light, and Scandinavian Philately A useful and practical explanation.

   Hidden in Plain View: Stamp Position Codes "The language of stamps" or the meaning of stamp positions on letters and post cards.

   An interesting new, fully illustrated article on Swedish stamp formats and the different perforations that result.

Several other interesting articles are available with new articles posted regularly.
 
Scandinavian Philatelic E-News  
Subscribe to the Scandinavian Philatelic E-News
Regular (2-4 times per month) email newsletter with Scandinavian philatelic news, announcements of new books and catalogs, and special sale offers (Scandinavian and world-wide collections, Scandinavian used albums, and pre-owned philatelic literature) at great prices. Many special offers are only made through the E-News. This is a great way to stay current and get some great deals.

You can also view the archive (still being finished) of previous editions of the E-News.
 
<<< NEW >>>
Facit >> Scott and Scott >> Facit Catalog Number Concordances
 
To meet my own need for catalog number concordances, I have finally started publishing comprehensive catalog number concordances for the Scandinavian countries. At this moment only DWI, Greenland, and Iceland are ready (the later two only up to 1995, so far). However, I will be preparing these bidirectional catalog number concordances for all the Scandinavian countries and eventually will include the other specialized catalogs as well. Reservations are welcomed. These are very inexpensive (considering the labor required to make them) and are published loose-leaf. An attractive binder is available. I intend to update the concordances annually; subscriptions are available. Though these have only been available for a few weeks, they have been a great hit. You will find them extremely useful!  
<<< NEW >>>
Facit Specialized Catalog PAGES BY THE COUNTRY.
 
These are genuine Facit Catalog pages, not copies (of course!). They are loose pages; please be aware that there is no room for binding -- you will have to figure out for yourself how to bind or otherwise manage them. The pricing is by country. There are sometimes conflicts involving back-to-back countries, thus I am offering the pages a number of different ways to compensate for this. Supply is very limited. If you have always wanted a Facit Catalog, but could not justify it for "just one country", this is your chance -- but you must act quickly. Here is more information about the Facit Scandinavian Specialized Catalog.  
Shopping Cart System and Secure Website for Credit Card Payment  
My shopping cart system is fully functional for almost all the price list pages. The cart system will be extended to the few remaining pages very soon. I also have a secure website for secure acceptance of credit card payments. You can use this method any time you wish to send your credit card information: for placing orders, making approval payments, or for updating new issue and Stender supplement credit card information, etc. I take the privacy and security of your information very seriously -- I never share your information with anybody for any reason.  
Scandinavian Philatelic Literature, including the Scandinavian Annual Catalogs  
The web versions of my philatelic literature price lists were last updated on 14 December 2018 and are the most current. Knowledge is the key to enjoying your collection and the key to buying wisely. View the listings live on the web or download the literature price list in PDF format. Let me know If you would prefer a printed copy sent by postal mail.  
Investment Opportunity Information  
Jay Smith & Associates is offering to its clients an opportunity to invest in the company. If you might be interested in interest rates of up to 8% (paid in cash) and up to 15% (paid in merchandise credit), be sure to read the complete information and risk statement.
 
 
Our Stamp Show Schedule  

We do not currently have any shows schedule, but will likely participate in one or two North Carolina shows in 2018. Watch this space for updates.

 
 

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FEATURED SPECIAL

 
SWEDEN
Official Blackprint
1856/1862 Local Stamp
Very Limited Supply!
Order Now!

Official blackprint/reprint made in 1930 to aid in study of the printing plate. Ungummed on thick card, as issued. Seldom offered.
Single $12.00
Pair $22.00
Block $40.00


Other reprints also available.



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
Rare ICELAND 1911
CHRISTMAS SEAL
World Classic Seal Design
Very Limited Supply!
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Seldom offered and rarely at such a low price! A once-in-a-lifetime purchase allows me to share the savings with you.
NH VF normally $60.00!
NH VF Only $36.00!


(A few others $18-$48.
1904 and 1905 also available.)



FEATURED SPECIAL

 
DANISH "STAMP COINS"
From World War II
Only a few available!
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SET OF TWO.
Only $16.00!
IN STOCK!



FEATURED SPECIAL
 
SWEDISH LADYBUG VERTICAL COIL "ERROR"
Limited Supply!
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Unplanned Vertical Coil "Error" Stamp.
IN STOCK!



SPECIAL OFFERS!
GREAT VALUES!
Updated 14 December 2018

Scandinavia:
  Philatelic Literature
  Collections
  Used Albums

U.S. Stamps:
   NH, Mint, and Used at great prices.
  Collections

World Stamps:
   Better stamps at great prices.
  Collections
 
SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS BY POSTAL MAIL
Over 100 pages of price lists are available by postal mail. While these will eventually also be available on the web, I am not quite there yet. Request your copy of the printed price lists today.
SCANDINAVIAN PRICE LISTS ON THE WEB Take a look at my specific country price lists and topic price lists on the web.
Approvals are the best way to add to your collection.
If you prefer to examine stamps and compare them to your collection, before you purchase, you will very much enjoy my approval service. Send your want list today.
Stender Scandinavian Stamp Albums
Albums made in Scandinavia, by Scandinavians make the most sense. Well designed and attractive, these extremely price competitive albums will make a great home for your collection. See the complete price list.
I have added a Frequently Asked Questions "FAQ" page for web site, computer, and Internet questions as they relates to my site. I welcome your comments, input, suggestions, corrections, etc.

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